Alligator at the Hines Energy Complex

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Title

Alligator at the Hines Energy Complex

Alternative Title

Alligator at Hines Energy Complex

Subject

Bartow (Fla.)
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Alligators--Florida

Description

An alligator at Block 1 of the Hines Energy Complex near Bartow, Florida, around 2000. Located at 7700 County Road 555 South in Bartow, this Progress Energy Florida, Inc. power plant opened in 1999 and was sold to Duke Energy in 2013. Westinghouse Electric supplied and installed the two gas-turbine generators and supporting auxiliary equipment for Block 1 at the plant. Hines had a cooling pond that happened to be a site of frequent alligator sightings. Alligators were able to scale the surrounding chain link fence by using the leverage of their large tails to boost them up and over. As a result, plant operators made their rounds in trucks with extra caution.

Source

Original color photograph: Private Collection of George E. Baker.

Date Created

ca. 2000

Contributor

Baker, George E.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photograph.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

266 KB

Medium

1 color photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Hines Energy Complex, Bartow, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by George E. Baker.

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Baker, George E.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of George E. Baker

External Reference

"Hines Energy Complex." Duke Energy. https://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/oil-gas-fired/hines.asp.

Transcript

HINES PLANT
BARSTOW, FLA

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Original Format

1 color photograph

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